416 Weekend: Things to do in Toronto (Mar.1 – Mar.3)

Toronto BikingIt’s Friday afternoon and if you’re still stuck at the office preserving the reputation of a model employee, it’s time to take a break and plan out your weekend. It’s been a busy week in real estate so I’m a little late with my TOP5 this week but I have lots of fun things planned for you – shopping, dancing, eating…take your pick!

Toronto International Bicycle Show – Calling all cyclists! The spring edition of the show is running through Sunday at the Better Living Centre in Exhibition Place, with live demonstrations, exhibitors, a marketplace, competitions, test ride zone, kids’ entertainment centre and more. There will be free bicycle parking on-site and out-of-towners can get a special rate at Novotel Toronto Centre Hotel in the Esplanade.

Toronto HitchHitch Bar Grand Opening – If you haven’t been to Leslieville lately, you’re missing out. That ever-burgeoning strip occupying a relaxing portion of Queen Street East got some fresh blood with the recent opening of Hitch Limited. This new bar at 1216 Queen Street East is small and intimate, and comes to us from the owner of Mercury Espresso Bar (another Eastend spot), and sees a fully stocked bar with a nice menu of tapas-sized bites. Help welcome them to the neighbourhood and celebrate with live musics and drinks this Saturday.

Motown Party at 751 Lounge – Dance to some of the greatest songs in music history at 751’s returning Motown Party, where Fawn BC and DJ Caff will be joined by special guest DJ Misty Rock ‘n’ Roll this Saturday to play classics by Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Jackson 5 and Smokey Robinson. If Motown isn’t your thing, an all-vinyl set by Brett Millius and Reverend Throwdown will happen all night in the basement of the lounge, with classic rock and oldies spinning on the turntables. If good music isn’t enough to bring you out, pitchers will be $11. Doors open at 9:00pm, $5 at the door before 11:00pm and $10 after.

Toronto Vintage Show22nd Annual Toronto Vintage Clothing and Textile Show & Sale – In it’s 22nd year, this show is one of the largest sales of vintage clothing, accessories, heritage estate jewelry and textiles in the country. Having moved to a bigger location at the Ontario Science Centre, this year’s show will feature a wider range of items and a list of dozens of vendors with items like quilts, lace and linens for sale. If you’re a picker, skip the garage sales this Sunday morning and head here instead. Admission is $8 and partial proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Longform Sundays with Improv/Together – this non-profit improv organization, returns to the stand-up stage with the continuing series Longform Sundays. Taking place at Black Swan Comedy on the Danforth this Sunday at 7:00pm, host Justine Cargo will pit four improv teams against one another with the hope of making audiences laugh. The show will be uncensored and hilarious. Admission is “pay what you can” with all proceeds supporting the organization’s continuation.

 

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